If you haven’t attended a Coorgi wedding, you have missed out one of the most fun weddings in India. No priests, no rituals and no customs! The entire wedding revolves around dance,music, food and wine. The very name Coorg evokes pictures of misty mornings, lush greenery and quiet surroundings. Kadagu, aka Coorg, is one of the most popular tourist spots in Southern India, a region that draws visitors from near and far. Famous for its coffee plantations and vanilla bean, people head to Coorg to experience being away from the hustle and bustle of city life, to relax, rewind and enjoy some of the distinctive cuisine. So, having a wedding in such a place would be a wonderful affair indeed. The wedding photographs by your wedding photographers in Coorg that you could achieve is also sure to be quite different and scenic.
Madikeri, or Mercara is the most well known and biggest hill station in the region, serving as Coorg’s headquarters. Orange County is the most high end resort that offers plush comfort and a relaxing atmosphere to its guests – definitely the kind of hotel where a couple and their guests could enjoy themselves before, during and after the wedding. Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, Windflower Spa & Resorts, Tamara Resort and Kadkani River Resort are other good places to stay and hold a wedding too. Misty Woods is a farm style resort, for those looking for something a little off the beaten path, and Amanvana Resort and Spa has the Cauvery River as its neighbor, offering a chance for some unique and memorable candid wedding photography in Coorg. Abbi Falls, Talacauvery (the spot where the Cauvery River originates) and Raja’s seat are all must-visits during your stay in Coorg. You should also go to Bylakuppe, South India’s largest Tibetan Colony, famous for its monasteries and as the seat of renowned Buddhist monks and its gold coated Buddhas. In popular culture, it has the distinction of being the spot where scenes from the movie Seven Years in Tibet were shot.
Coorg is quite well known for its distinctive and fiery cuisine – dishes like Pandi Curry are eponymous with the region. Pork is indeed a staple of the Kodavas, whose history and culture is part Indian and part foreign, though the theories of where they descend from are quite varied. Kodavas do have clans and some of the customs associated with their weddings and rituals speak to this. The saree worn by the women of Coorg is draped distinctively and held by a large pin/brooch. The men wear, now only for ceremonial occasions, a wraparound robe called Kupya. So, whether you’re having a destination wedding in Coorg, are Kodava or just fell in love with the region, a good time is ensured!
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